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UTZON MUSIC 2022

Alexandra Flood and Konstantin Shamray

Two forces of exceptional musicianship join for a program demonstrating power, beauty and depth through the works of Rachmaninoff, Schubert and more.

In the Utzon Room | Classical Music

COVID-safe and event information

The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

Please check our plan your visit page prior to attending the Opera House for the most up-to-date information.

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

    Insider Member Priority – 9am, Tuesday 21 June
    What’s On e-newsletter pre-sale – 9am, Wednesday 22 June

General public on sale 9am, Friday 24 June

Standard tickets $75 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Reserved Seating
Standard
$75

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.

The authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below.

Suitable for all ages

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Children aged 0-23 months at the time of a performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge.  All children occupying a seat or aged 2 year/s of age or older must hold a valid ticket.

“A voice to drown in” 

Courier Mail, Brisbane

Opera Masterclass

After the recital, uncover the secrets of opera repertoire, technique and style in this intimate learning experience led by Alexandra Flood.

The dynamic Australian soprano is joined by striking pianist Konstantin Shamray and young, emerging opera singers for an evening of insight and deeper understanding of the art form. 

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Hear Rachmaninoff performed by this powerhouse duo

Following her debut in 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio für kinder, Australian lyric coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood has graced opera and concert stages throughout the world. In 2021, she made her debut with the Opéra National de Paris in one of the leading roles in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucrecia, before featuring in a gala concert of Mozart arias at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Cementing her place on stage in European concert halls, she will perform with the Volksoper Wien for their 2022-2023 season in leading roles in Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème and more. 

Concert pianist Konstantin Shamray burst onto the international music scene when he won both Judges’ and People’s Choice prizes at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008. Since then, he has enjoyed critical acclaim for his performances with orchestras and chamber music groups around the world.  

Together, this duo will delve into romantic, powerful repertoire including works by Rachmaninoff and Schubert. Sample the intensity and beauty of solo voice and piano in the Utzon Room, paired with stunning water views and the superb acoustic of Jørn Utzon’s own design.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Programme

Works by Rachmaninoff, Schubert and more.

Full program to be announced soon.

 

Artist credits and Instruments

Alexandra Flood - Soprano

Konstantin Shamray - Piano

 

 

“We are delighted to be presenting the charismatic Alexandra Flood in recital, with the impressive Konstantin Shamray.  The young, dynamic pair have carved out time between European Summer Volksoper Wien contracts and competing priorities to perform this recital for us which will sparkle in the Utzon Room.”

Casey Green, Utzon Music series curator

Meet the Musicians

Alexandra Flood

Alexandra Flood Soprano

Lyric coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood made her professional debut in 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival in the roles of Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail für Kinder, Modistin in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier directed by Harry Kupfer with the Vienna Philharmonic and maestro Franz Welser-Möst, and Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola für Kinder. Since then, Alexandra has graced opera and concert stages in leading roles the world over. 

Konstantin Shamray

Konstantin Shamray Piano

Described as an exhilarating performer with faultless technique and fearless command of the piano, Australian based Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray enjoys performing on an international level with the world’s leading orchestras and concert presenters.

Konstantin performs extensively throughout the world. In Australia, highlights include engagements with the Adelaide Symphony, West Australia, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony orchestras. Outside of Australia he has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon, Prague Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic among others. He has enjoyed collaborating with distinguished conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexandr Vedernikov.

Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. It is encouraged that you take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. 

Ticketholders must comply with the directions of Opera House ushers to assist with contact tracing.

Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event?

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. 

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

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